Job by the French painter, Léon Bonnat (20 June 1833 – 8 September 1922)
We know something Job does not: God and Satan have decided to test him. How far can Satan push Job by the powers of evil in his life, and Job still not curse God? God, sets the boundaries of the test—not Satan; Satan is not permitted to touch the life-core of Job.
So begins this book of the Bible, dealing with the ancient problem posed in the Garden of Eden—how to understand good and evil. God forbade us to eat of that tree.
The test for Job and for us: how much do we trust God, no matter what?
What are these?
Blameless, upright, fearing God 1:1
Blessing the name of the Lord 1:21
Silence absorbing suff’ring 2:13
Groanings poured out like water 3:24
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